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that the rah jet stream used chemical weapons. uncle said the obama administration also said it saw personnel moving around, indicating something being like a chemical attack. british lawmakers -- that means the u.s. won't get help from its closest ally. leaders on both sides have been debating a military response that the rah jet stream used chemical weapons on its own people. california officials say they expect fully surround that massive wild fire, in yosemite national park. however, 301 square miles of the blaze will burn for much longer than that. the so called rim fire has destroyed more than 100 structures. those are the headlines america tonight is next, i will see you back here at 11:00 eastern, and you can always find us on al jazeera.com. on america tonight. >> the nos have it. the nos have it. >> a raucous no vote in the british house of common moves president obama closer to a tough decision. will the u.s. go it alone? also tonight, a tough sell. is this the right time to buy real estate in bankrupt detroit? and the rebuilding of new orleans, the battle over who longs in the new
>> welcome to al jazeera. i'm john siegenthaler. here are tonight's top stories. president obama this evening has said he has concluded that the government in syria carried out chemical weapons attacks against its own people. a limited tailored military strike would send a shot across the bow of the assad regime. >> first of all, i got options from our military. had extensive discussions with the national security team. if the assad regime used chemical weapons on his own people that would change some of our calculations and the reason has to do with not only international norms but also america's core self interest. >> in texas, the fort hood shooter gets the death sentence. nidal hasan, the death sentence now starts an automatic appeals process. on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech, hundreds of thousands gathered at the national mall. >>> fire continues to go into yosemite national park. that's the news at this hour. we'll see you at 11. >> on america tonight, stepping back, faced with the unraveling of national support for the strike on syr
in damascus. >>> the obama administration in response calling it an u undeniable attack of memory weapons. >>> the nation he is biggest forest fire threatening 4500 structures as well as a portion of the yosemite national park. the flames have destroyed 230 square miles. the a jury will decide if nadal hassan will receive life in prison or the death penalty. he killed 13 people in 2009. >>> some parents are complaining that students are forced to walk through crime-ridden headlinesr. those are the headlines and you can get your news at www.aljazeera.com [♪ music ] >> on america tonight. >> nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. >> sharp words from washington leave little doubt what the u.s. thinks happened to these syrian victims. now focus turns to how and when the world will respond. >>> and the threat to california's most mighty residents. the enormous blazes that have also triggered fears for san francisco's water supply. also tonight we're keeping up the fight for chicago. a community left in a constant state of mourning and wondering how wil
>>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm john siegenthaler. here are the headlines. the obama administration says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack this week. the syrian government has, again, denied the accusations. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false. and i challenge, i dare them to produce any single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the un are still in syria looking for weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history has moved deeper into the yosemite national park. the rim fire covers about 280 square miles, the fire is threatening more than 4500 homes in the area. water in the nearby reservoir is still safe so far. >>> those are the headlines at that hour. "america tonight" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time, 8 pacific. ♪ >>> on
to the level three. >>> president obama met with his national security team to discuss cutting some of the $1.5 billion in eight that the u.s. sends to egypt every year. the house has not made any final decisions. >>> more than 50 wildfires are burning across the country. the two in idaho are considered top priority. the u.s. has spent a billion dollars fighting fires this year. we'll have complete news coverage for you at 7:00 a.m. eastern, and of course you can always follow us any time by logging on to our website at www.america.aljazeera.com. i'm stephanie sy in new york. you're watching al jazeera news. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love
stories. the obama administration says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack this week. the syrian government has denied the accusations. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is also, basically and groundless, and i challenge, i dare them to produce any single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the united nations are still in syria looking for evidence of chemical weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history moved deeper into the yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove urban blight. >>> and health officials in texas working to contain a measles outbreak linked to a so-called mega church. i'm john siegenthaler. mer "america tonight" is next. >>> what happens when social media unco
markers about the actions against syria. both president obama and his chief diplomat, secretary of state john kerry had high confidence that the syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and set fairly clear guidelines in place about how it intends to hold damascus responsible. the president tossed in a small caveat saying he didn't make a final decision. sheila macvicar is here. is there a time line in place. >>> well, it's saturday morning, very early in damascus. we expect that the u.n. weapons inspectors have all left syria. that's important because the u.s. would not carry out any military action while they were still in the country. >> we will talk more about the declassified but first to president obama being war weary. the president said he had not yet made a decision about what action or actions he would take. but he described the chemical weapons attack in damascus as a challenge to the world, that violates american national security interests. the president also made clear he is thinking about limited, narrowly focused actions. >> we're not considering any
obama has talked about possible options in syria. >>> angela caine is now in syria, asking for access to the site of the alleged chemical attack. >>> wildfires in the west are showing no signs of slowing down. the rim wildfire is now threatening califa'
with more tomorrow. [♪ music ] jazeera.com. ♪ make no mistake, president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons. >> talk on chemical weapons, the u.s. edges closer to military action against syria. ♪ i'm in doho are the world news from al jazeera, also in the program signs of progress in what is a troubled relationship, hamid karzai extends visit to pakistan. thailand feels the strain as
>> this is al jazeera. i'm morgan radfor. d, and here is a look at today's top stories. the obama administration said there were chemical weapons used in the attack in syria. the syrian government denies the accusation. >> we're all hearing the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military act against syria, i believe the allegations of chem weapons is false, and i dare them to produce any piece much evidence. >> one of the largest wildfires california has ever seen moves deeper into yosemite national park. it now covers 280 square miles, and 64 of which are inside the park. >>> health officials in texas are working to contain a measle outbreak. it is contained to a dallas church where 21 people have gotten sick so far. >>> celebrating the march on washington mall. where dr. martin luther king called for equal rights for all. thank you so much, i'm morgan radford. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had t
>> welcome to al jazeera. i'm john siegenthaler. here are the headlines. president obama says he is now convinced that syria did use chemical weapons against its own people. during an interview with pbs he says he's still deciding his administration's next steps. >> what i've concluded is a civil war in syria would not help the situation on the ground. >> the u.n. security council has failed to agree on whether to condemn syria for the attack. russia and china firmly against the use of military force. syria is not a major oil producer but concerns over oil in the region are having an impact. the highest price it's been in two years. the man convicted of killing 13 people at fort hood in texas has been sentenced to die. army major nald has been sentenced to death, that will be automatically appealed. >>> crews are now using drones to fight the fire at yosemite. that's the news at this hour, i'm john siegenthaler. i'll see you back tomorrow. america tonight is next. [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understa
obama met with his national security team to discuss cutting some of the billion dollars in aid the u.s. seconds to egypt every year. the white house has not made any final decisions. >>> the federal fire officials declared the two wildfires burning out of control in idaho as its top priorities. 1700 people battling just one of the fires. thousands are still under orders to evacuate if necessary. the blaze cost more than $11 million already. >>> the suspect at a elementary school shooting is in custody today. the gunman fired at least one shot. a school district spokesman says no injuries reported and all students are accounted for. >>> the united kingdom is defending its detention of david miranda, the partner of glen greenwald who has written about edward snowden. miranda was detained under the uk easter -- uk's terrorism act. he is threatening legal action. residents of the community. they can't even trust each other. . test check us out 24 hours a day on [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the imp
. with an autographed jersey, and obama shared a few praise. >> coach shula retired with more wins than any coach in history. each time that record has been challenged, team after team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >>they share it on the stream. >>social media isn't an afterthought. it drives discussion across america. >>al jazeera america social media community, on tv and online. >>this is your outlet for those conversations. >>post, upload, and interact. >>every night, share undiscovered stories. my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america t
obama unveiled a new plan to cut the cost of college. he wants to use a rating simple that would judge schools on theirer affordability. college institutions are afraid it will impair their enrollment of college. >>> this sing hole was a lake but now it's hardly there. so far no homes have not been evacuated. we'll have complete news coverage for you. and you can always follow us online at any time by logging on to www.america.aljazeera.com. i'm stev stephanie sy live in new york. thanks for watching. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >>they share it on the stream. >>social media isn't an afterthought. it drives discussion across america. >>al jazeera america social media community, on tv and online. >>this is your outlet for those conversations. >>post, upload, and interact. >>every night, share undiscovered stories. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his famil
-- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. with an autographed jersey, and obama shared a few praise. >> coach shula retired with more wins than any coach in history. each time that record has been challenged, team after team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking change what you pay for water each month? have you thought about how climate change can affect your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. reporting. >> france says the world should respond with force, if claims are a
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